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(Undated) - Here's the latest news: The Lancaster County District Attorney's Office will now determine what charges could be filed against a driver who hit a local pediatrician and then drove away from the scene.  some career tech centers in the area will be getting state money to buy new equipment to help train students for high-demand jobs. Republican Congressman Scott Perry has denied a request for him to appear before the panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection.

>>DA's Office Determining Charges For Driver In Hit-And-Run That Killed Lancaster Pediatrician

(Lancaster, PA) -- The Lancaster County District Attorney's Office will now determine what charges could be filed against a driver who hit a local pediatrician and then drove away from the scene. An investigation into the driver, who has not been identified to the public, who struck Dr. Steven F. Killough "is complete" according to city officials. A spokesman for the D.A. says the office is now determining whether charges should be filed or if any additional investigation is necessary.  No charges have been filed so far in connection to the incident that happened in October.

>>Local Career Tech Centers Get $1.5M in State Grants

(Reading, PA) - The Berks Career and Technology Center and the Reading-Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center are among 39 tech centers and three school districts across Pennsylvania to share in nearly a million and a half dollars in recently announced state grants. The Berks and Reading-Muhlenberg centers each received the maximum grant of 50-thousand-dollars. The grants must be matched dollar-for-dollar by a local source. The money is intended to buy new equipment to help train students for high-demand jobs.

>>Rep. Scott Perry Denies Jan. 6 Panel's Request For Interview

(Lancaster, PA) -- Republican congressman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania has denied a request for him to appear before a panel interview and turn over documents to the committee investigating the January 6th U.S. Capitol insurrection. The Republican lawmaker is the first sitting member of Congress the panel has requested to speak with. In a statement commenting on his refusal to appear before the committee, the congressman called the panel, "illegitimate."

>> State Officials: Pandemic Stretching Pennsylvania's Health-Industry Resources

(Harrisburg, PA) -- State health officials say the COVID-19 pandemic is stretching the state's health-industry resources to the breaking point. Authorities say a quarter of the state's hospitals were reporting that they had few and no ICU beds available as of late last week. That news reportedly come amid a recent rise in new COVID-related infections and hospitalizations, especially in the central and western parts of Pennsylvania.

>>Applications Being Accepted For Veterans Service Grants

(Lancaster County, PA) -- Veterans service organizations around the state can now begin submitting grant applications to the commonwealth's Veterans' Trust Fund. The fund began awarding grants in 2013 and so far has helped to provide over five-million dollars in funding to organizations providing services to veterans. Governor Tom Wolf has announced that the annual application process has now begun and will be open through January 19th. More information can be found at v-t-f dot p-a dot gov.


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